In 1878, the St. Mary Mokena Mission was less than 15 years old and numbered only about 30 families. Its small, rural congregation of German-speaking immigrants knew little English. That’s why German priests, like Father Sixt, were essential to keeping the Roman Catholic faith alive.
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A History of Saint Mary Mokena: 1950-1985
Discover the history of Saint Mary Parish in Mokena from 1950 to 1985.